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Old 12-04-2005, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which on these would i see more performance from, antoher gig of ram or a 10,000 rpm 36 gig raptor drive for my games, i play quake 4, doom 3, all source games. Heres my set up:
Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE mobo
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would defintely get another 1GB set, the hdd speeds i dont see a really big difference, the 7200rpm is just fine for me

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Old 12-04-2005, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want faster load up speeds, get a Raptor.

If you use programs which use all your RAM, get another GB.
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get the RAM.
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Purchase the Random Access Memory, sir.
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely get the ram, the hard drive speed isn't all that important. 7200 rpm is fine. You won't see much of any improvement from 7200 to 10000rpm, however you will see an improvement with 1GB ram.

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